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Meet the 2015 Corps: Hanna Cho, Teacher Career Path

Name: Hanna Cho
Hometown: Woodbridge, CT
School/Major: University of Connecticut/ Communications

1. How did you hear about City Year?

I heard about City Year through the many people I met and talked to while volunteering as Team Leader for another AmeriCorps program called Jumpstart. 386 more words

Corps Experience

The Conscripted Soldier Song

Dear all,

as you might now know, Singapore has a mandatory conscription sentence that awaits all males upon reaching the age of 18 or the completion of their pre-university studies, whichever comes later. 295 more words


I Get Distracted by Things

Yeah, as the title says, that happens a lot. I was writing Chapter 3 for 139: Years (which will be out Friday, hint* hint* nudge* nudge*) and I was overcame with a question. 284 more words


7 Years a slave: story of a 'National Service' survivor

My name is Robel Tesfai and I was born in 1979,” A video message from the young Eritrean man starts. Rebel is a survivor of the Eritrean ‘National Service’. 380 more words


My Personal NS BMT Experience

Alas, a day just after POP, didn’t realize how much I’ve changed during this phase in life. The mandatory national service had definitely taken a toll in both my mental and physical strength but more on the former. 750 more words


Friends, Indians, countrymen, lend me your ears;

Patriotism finds itself a distinct definition in every phase of the average Indian’s life:

Until you’re in school, it’s the agony of having to spend the first half of 2 public holidays – namely Republic Day and Independence Day – in school, singing Jana Gana Mana (the national anthem), Vande Mataram (the national song) and being compelled to watch/participate in/make herculean efforts to ward off sleep through cultural performances. 358 more words